Two police officers have been killed in a gun fire that has resulted in the death of two criminals in Ndola.
The incident happened after four thieves stole K300, 000 at Star Bakery in Ndola and were trailed by police.
Copperbelt Province police commissioner Charity Katanga who confirmed the shootout said detective sergeant Ben Chilubula was shot on the shoulder and chest.
She said police reinforced and managed to gun down two out of four criminals but the thieves shot another detective sergeant Francis Kunda and a member of the public in an exchange of fire.
Sergeant Kunda died at the Ndola Teaching Hospital while the member of the public sustained gunshot wounds and is out of danger.